The 5-0 loss to Mexico in the Gold Cup final was hard to accept for Americans. It was embarrassing and it was hard to watch. The U.S. national team had enjoyed much success against Mexico in the last decade. But the Gold Cup final seemed to draw things even between the two rivals; at least temporarily. On August 12th, U.S. and Mexico will meet again.
Not only will the U.S. be able to avenge the 5-0 loss, but they can also essentially knock Mexico out of World Cup contention with a win (Mexico would only have 6 points with 4 games remaining). The U.S. has never won at Mexico’s Azteca stadium, and a victory would go …